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COURT'S SILENCE SENDS MESSAGE: MCI MUST ACCOMMODATE DISABLED

The Supreme Court yesterday "let stand without comment" an appeals court ruling which required the MCI Center to provide wheelchair-bound patrons with "seating that allows them to view events over the

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03/10/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Padres extended the contract of GM KEVIN TOWERS through the ''99 season, with a club option for 2000 (S.D. UNION-TRIBUNE, 3/9)....GREG BRODSKY was named VP/Marketing for MSG Network and Fox Sports

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03/10/98
GOTTA BE THE SHOES: WOMEN TOP BUYERS OF ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR

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Tags: The Back of the Book

03/10/98
WITH PLAN A VOTED DOWN, PITTSBURGH OFFICIALS OFFER PLAN B

Allegheny County and Pittsburgh city leaders yesterday proposed an $803M plan to finance new stadiums for the Pirates and Steelers along with expansion of the city''s convention center, according to R

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03/10/98
ORCA BAY SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT SEEKS DIRECTOR OF RETAIL

Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment, owners of the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL, Vancouver Grizzlies of the NBA and a 19,000-seat sports arena located in Vancouver, Canada, are seeking an experienced Reta

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03/10/98
IS IT FUSION OR CON-FUSION? TICKET SALES SLOW FOR MLS OPENER

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03/10/98
LEAGUE NOTES

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THE REAL MADNESS IS THE MARCH TOWARD GROSS REVENUE

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03/10/98
TIGERS OWNER MULLS NAMING RIGHTS DEAL, AGAINST HIS WISHES

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